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How to read GT serial numbers for mid-school and new-school BMX bikes

The first thing everyone wants to know when the buy a second hand GT BMX is ‘how old is it?’ Reading the GT serial number and finding out the build date is an important part of any BMX restoration. Once you now when the old GT BMX bike was built it’s much easier to find out what model it is and also look at the original parts lists and colours from the bike makers catalogues. A while back I spend some time investigating how to read mid-school and new school serial numbers on Mongoose BMX bikes. After buying and restoring a number of older mid-school and new school GT BMX bikes I also need to to figure out how to crack...

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How to read Mongoose serial numbers for mid-school and new-school BMX bikes

Your guide to old Mongoose serial numbers. Find our what year your BMX was built and sold and date mid school and new-school bikes made between the mid 90’s to mid 2000’s. The guide covers many serial numbers but not all. There were many different factories making Mongoose BMX bikes and all had different serial number codes. Mongoose serial number information has never really been properly documented, possibly lost as the company changed hands and moved production. However, there are a few BMX restorers who have painstakingly attempted to decipher these multi-digit mysteries. A big part of buying, rebuilding and restoring old BMX bikes, is knowing exactly how old they are. When I started looking into finding out how to read Mongoose serial numbers I found plenty of information on Mongoose BMX bikes made in the...

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How to read Redline serial numbers for mid-school and new-school BMX bikes

Redline is the third brand of new school BMX that I have researched and cracked the serial numbers for dating the age of BMX bikes. Mongoose serial numbers were first and then GT serial numbers. When rebuilding and restoring old BMX bikes it's extremely helpful to know exactly how your bike is. This post is intended to be used as a helpful guide to help read your Redline serial number and find out what year your new school Redline BMX was built and sold in bike shops. The serial number guide will help date Redline BMX bikes made between 2001 and 2009. This guide may not work for all Redline BMX bikes built between this time and I have listed below which Redline serial numbers it does work...

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